SA issues new fines
Motorists bringing fruit into South Australia will now be hit with a hefty fine as the state government steps up measures against fruit fly.
‘‘From roadblocks to quarantine bins, we will use every tool at our disposal to defend our vital horticulture industry against fruit fly and to protect our fruit flyfree status,’’ SA Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone told the Adelaide Advertiser. requirements. Commercial importers generally need a plant health certificate or plant health assurance certificate to bring these items into the state.
Uncertified fresh fruit and fruiting vegetables (those generally carried by the travelling public) cannot be brought into the state.
Plant health inspectors can search any vehicle at a quarantine station and take any restricted items.
Permanent quarantine stations are located on the:
■ Sturt Hwy at Yamba between Mildura and Renmark. ■ Eyre Hwy at Ceduna. ■ Barrier Hwy at Oodla Wirra. ■ Mallee Hwy between Murrayville and Pinnaroo.
Highways that do not have quarantine stations at entry points to the state have disposal bins that are signed.